WorldCat Identities

Arkoff, Samuel Z. 1918-2001

Overview
Works: 143 works in 223 publications in 1 language and 4,695 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  History  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Samuel Z Arkoff
Wuthering heights by Emily Brontë ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A love story set in the Yorkshire moors in the early 19th century
Coffy by Jack Hill ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coffy (Pam Grier) is a nurse turned avenger, becoming a one-woman, anti-drug vigilante who roots out the dealers who "turned on" her 11-year-old sister. This violent, sexy drama is a variation on urban vigilante flicks, where family members fight crime more effectively than the cops, and in much more provocative ways
Edgar Allan Poe's House of Usher ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of the last member of the Usher family who is obsessed by generations of evil as he prepares to meet his death
Boxcar Bertha by Martin Scorsese ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the 1930's, a homeless woman and an union organizer team up on a crime spree to get revenge from a railroad company
Beach blanket bingo ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beach blanket bingo. Singing sensation Sugar Kane parachutes onto the beach in a rigged publicity stunt, and Frankie, Dee Dee and the gang decide to take sky diving lessons -- How to stuff a wild bikini. Continuing antics of Frankie and Dee Dee. When Frankie goes into the reserves, he fears Ricky will steal Dee Dee away, so with the help of a witch doctor he sends sea beauty Cassandra as a distraction
Beach party ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bikini beach: Millionaire Harvey Huntington Honeywagon III tries to prove to his colleague Vivian Clements that his chimp, Clyde, is more intelligent than the average American teenagers. Meanwhile Dee Dee is torn between Frankie and British recording star, the Potato Bug. Eric Von Zipper shows up to aid Harvey's anti-teen campaign
Wild in the streets ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wild in the streets: When 15 year olds are given the right to vote, they elect a rock star as president and take over the government enforcing mandatory retirement at age 30
The born losers ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mysterious loner/ex-marine Billy Jack single-handedly battles a rampaging bunch of rough bikers in a sleepy little California community
Fireball 500 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fireball 500: Stock car racer Dave Owens plays into the hands of whiskey runners by agreeing to drive in a cross-country road race. He is assisted by Jane Harris and Sonny Leander Fox. Soon Dave and Sonny begin a friendly rivalry for Jane
The comedy of terrors The raven ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comedy of Terrors: The Hinchley and Trumbull Funeral Parlor is on the verge of financial ruin. Hinchley, 92 years old and senile, had entrusted the business to his lazy, drunken son-in-law, Trumbull. To make matters worse, their landlord is now threatening to evict them. Forced to act, Trumbull devises a murderous scheme that will drum up new "customers" and pay back his landlord at the same time
The island of Dr. Moreau by Don Taylor ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Moreau is brilliant geneticist on the brink of superseding evolution. When a U.N. diplomat visits the island laboratory he discovers experiments turning animal life forms into human-like beasts. The beasts revolt, threatening not only the island but ultimately all mankind
Blacula by William Crain ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blacula: African Prince Manuwalde, introduced to Count Dracula at a party, pleads for the Count's assistance in freeing his people from the slave trade. Dracula is so incensed at the request he vampirizes, curses, and imprisons Manuwalde in a coffin in the dungeon. Two hundred years later the contents of Castle Dracula are bought and shipped back to the US by antique dealers. Among these is Manuwalde's coffin. He is accidentally set free when this is opened. Making his way onto the nightclub scene, Manuwalde pursues a girl that he believes to be the reincarnation of his wife
Scream, Blacula, scream ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mamuwalde, a distinguished African prince, was bitten--and renamed Blacula--by Count Dracula in the 18th century. His current incarnation among jive-talking West Coast dudes and their ladies is not greatly to his taste. Despite the many pleasures of modernity, his only real interest is to get himself back where and when he came from. To this end, he enlists the aid of Lisa, a voodoo priestess of high repute to liberate him from his curse
Bucket of blood ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walter Paisley, a strange little busboy at a beatnik coffeehouse, seeks love and acceptance from the poets and artist he serves by becoming a "sculptor." When his more than life-like creations are declared masterpieces, fame and fortune follow until the horrible truth behind his work is revealed
Cotton comes to Harlem Hell up in Harlem ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains two feature films including "Cotton Comes to Harlem," about a couple of detectives who investigate a minister's charity campaign; and "Hell Up in Harlem," about a man who is hunted by the mob after he discovers a ledger with the names of every crooked police officer and public official on the mob's payroll
Cornbread, Earl and me ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cornbread, Earl and me: After his brother is killed, a boy and his friend must stand up to the police
Pajama party ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The beach party crowd moves indoors for some scantily-clad, rock 'n' roll fun ... A Martian scout named Go-Go is sent to Earth to explore our planet for possible conquest. Fortunately for us Earthlings, he lands in the middle of a teenage pajama party, giving Mars second thoughts about expansion plans ..."--Container
The premature burial by Roger Corman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
X, the man with the X-ray eyes: Dr. James Xavier is a brilliant but unorthodox researcher whose work with human sight has yielded an experimental chemical that may vastly increase the range of what we can see. Despite the misgivings and warnings of the two people closest to him, Dr. Diane Fairfax and Dr. Sam Brant, he uses it on himself and finds that he is able to look inside the human body in real-time. This gives him the ability to save the life of a patient in surgery, but in the process, he offends a top physician and calls his own judgment into question. He won't stop or even slow his experiments, however, and when Sam is accidentally killed trying to stop him, he is forced to flee
Bloody mama by Roger Corman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bloody mama: Shelley Winters stars as Ma Barker who presides over her outlaw gang, consisting mainly of her goonish sons. Together they go on a Depression-era rampage of bank robbery, murder and kidnapping
The comedy of terrors by Jacques Tourneur ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hinchley and Trumbull Funeral Parlor is on the verge of financial ruin. Hinchley, 92 years old and senile, had entrusted the business to his lazy, drunken son-in-law, Trumbull. To make matters worse, their landlord is now threatening to evict them. Forced to act, Trumbull devises a murderous scheme that will drum up new "customers" and pay back his landlord at the same time
 
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Alternative Names
Arkoff, Sam
Arkoff, Samuel Z.
Arkoff, Samuel Z. 1918-2001
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